Thursday, November 13, 2008

leaning towards lace

Tonight we attended the Pub knitters and we had a few people who haven't attended in a while. They are planning a Christmas Party with another knit group but we are having issues with where to have the gathering. The place we used last year was already booked.

The recent hand spun was washed and dried and skeined today and I'm very proud of the progress. Just a few uneven spots but I'm happy with the consistency.

Both of us prefer to knit with fingering and DK weight yarn so this is just the beginning of more thinner weight yarn coming from Lorelai. I have some lofty goals for my spinning. First is to dye and spin the sport weight Cormo for the Mrs' twin set after she picks the color. This should be a 3/8 weight yarn spun woolen to give the softness and strength. This is just a brief stop towards even finer spinning. I'm thinking about some lace weight in the Cormo. We had a chance to look at the new Knitting Lace of Estonia book and the patterns are amazing. I have two in mind already, one is the Estonian Triangular Summer Shawl. The Lily of the Valley flowers in the white lace is just stunning. This will be the second item but in the natural snow white Cormo. I'm hoping to get the 1,100 yards needed from 4 ounces.

Back to my knitting tonight. I realized that about an inch and a half ago I had the right side and wrong sides reversed. So, I need to rip it back but no problem. I'll focus a little more and press on.

Here is the Lower Trestles all braided up

See you all Tomorrow

Life Is Good

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous fiber!

    I'm intrigued by the Estonian lace book; we know an Estonian woman who just moved back there after living in America for thirteen years. Miss her and the kids...I may have to pick up the book to feel closer to them!


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